As you can tell from the title, I don’t know what the crap to call this. As you can probably tell, I haven’t been doing a tremendous amount of cooking recently. At least nothing fun. (definition of fun would be high calorie, high fat, full of chocolate deliciousness) So…this is just some of the normal stuff we’ve had around here. Normal being relative 😉 As many of you know, my husband is a diet-controlled diabetic. To maintain his blood sugars, he eats a very low carb diet. For someone like me, who is a carb-aholic, it makes life a little difficult. Well, at least life in the kitchen at meal time. I want lots of bread, potatoes and pasta, whereas, if he is going to be able to eat it, it has to have none of those fun things. Therefore, I’ve learned to compromise. I try to come up with dishes the entire family can enjoy. Hence, the I’m-not-really-pizza-or-a-casserole dish….
This is pretty much the toppings of a pizza, baked in a casserole dish. It contained –
1 lb ground turkey sausage
1 jar No sugar added Ragu Light Spaghetti Sauce (with lots of added oregano to make it taste like pizza sauce!)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
turkey pepperoni – to taste
1/2 small diced onion
**These cheese quantities are estimates. My crowd likes LOTS of cheese, so you can adjust it to suit your fancy. I mean taste buds. You can also add mushrooms, peppers, whatever your family likes on a pizza. I’ve also made this with eggs mixed in with the meat to form a ‘base’ …more like a traditional pizza. However, since Mr. Three is allergic to eggs, I can’t do that anymore.
Cook your ground turkey and onion together, drain if needed. Place a little “spizza” sauce on the bottom of your casserole dish (I used a 9×13), dump your turkey/onion on top, add the rest of your sauce, top with cheese, place pepperoni on top. Bake until golden brown and bubbly.
Toasted bread for the kids and I …
so we could scoop up our toppings!
Served with a salad. Nothing exciting, but tasty none the less. And something everyone will eat, which is always a miraculous feat around here!
Y’all have any egg free, nut free, carb free meals you enjoy? hahaha